Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting is a one-year program that prepares graduates for employment in the dental setting with emphasis on current concepts of clinical chairside assisting.  The program focus is hands-on training in the lab, in-depth knowledge of materials, patient care, sterilization, dental casts and impressions, and digital imaging and much more to be successful in the rapidly growing dental industry.  Start your career as a Dental Assistant immediately after you complete this program.


The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is:

Certifications Available

  • Certified Dental Assistant (DANB)
  • Dental Assistant (CTTC)
  • Radiation Protection and Safety (OK Board of Dentistry)
  • Coronal Polishing and Topical Fluoride (OK Board of Dentistry)
  • Placement of Pit and Fissure Sealants (OK Board of Dentistry)
  • Assisting in the Administration of Nitrous Oxide (OK Board of Dentistry)
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Career Readiness Certificate

Career Major

Professional Dental Assistant -- 1,050 hours

Course available for High School Juniors, Seniors, and Adults

In-District Tuition Cost $2,625 -- Out-of-District Tuition Cost $5,250 -- Institutional scholarships may be available

Additional Dental Assisting Information